Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 30 mins

I love Russian potato pies. I altered this recipe from one by Linda Johnson on her cooking show titled "From Russia with Love." Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together the warm water, margarine, salt and milk powder. Slowly stir the flour into the liquid ingredients until it makes a soft dough. Spray a medium-sized bowl with vegetable oil spray and place the dough in the bowl. Spray the top of the dough with vegetable oil spray. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in size.
  2. Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces. Let the dough rest for 5 - 10 minutes. Prepare filling by mixing all ingredients and stirring well. Roll out each piece of dough and put a couple of spoonfuls of filling in the middle of the dough. Add a little sour cream and roll the dough up like little loaves of bread.
  3. Let the loaves rise until double in size. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 - 30 minutes. They should be golden brown. Place on a wire rack and brush a little margarine on top of each little loaf.
  4. In a small skillet heat 1 1/2 Tbsp oil and saute onion a few minutes. Serve onion on top of the potato pies with a dollop of sour cream.
Most Helpful

What a nifty little hand pie, perfect to pack away in a lunch box. I added sauteed mushrooms, onions and caraway seeds leftover from another recipe. I don't often bake with yeast but this recipe made it so easy. Made for ZWT 4 by a fellow Jefe de la Cocina.

cookiedog June 11, 2008

The dough was very nice and easy to work with, but I would have liked a little more flavour to the filling. Some sauteed onions would have really upped the flavour factor, and possibly a little spice? It was just too bland as it stood.

evelyn/athens June 10, 2008